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  10/1/2013, Tishrei 27, 5774

Egypt Cancels all Flights, Tourism Ties with Iran

Egypt has announced the formal cessation of all direct flights and tourism ties with Iran. The announcement came Tuesday, with Egypt stating it has ordered an end to all tourism activities with Iran. These had increased considerably during the yearlong rule of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood. Whereas deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi tried to improve relations with Iran, seeing it as a natural ally, the new regime is trying to distance itself from Tehran.